Sony PlayStation Store PS3 and PSN Updates for April 17, 2012

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104w ago - PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates today, as follows:

House of the Dead fans, another blockbuster adventure arrives with House of the Dead 4!

Hot from the arcades and exclusively on PlayStation Network, it marks the first time House of the Dead 4 is available to play at home, and for only $9.99. Play as AMS Agent James Taylor or Kate Green and save the world by fighting against an old enemy and hordes of unforgiving evil creatures in this unforgettable House of the Dead adventure.

HoD4 also fully supports PlayStation Move, multiplayer modes, and for a limited time, is available with a 30% discount for PlayStation Plus subscribers!

We've also got great new PS Vita content to check out. Fans of last year's PSN hit StarDone will be excited to see StarDrone Extreme on PS Vita.

Featuring revamped levels from the original PS3 version as well as a ton of brand-new exclusive PS Vita levels; this velocity-based puzzler promises a breakthrough experience on PS Vita for only $3.99.





Don't forget that the PlayStation 3 version of StarDrone is getting updated, featuring cross-continued gameplay with PS Vita version via Cloud Save and Cloud Load...
 

Video: Star Trek Teleports to PlayStation 3 with Co-op and 3D

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104w ago - Sony Correspondent Andy Burt has announced today alongside a video trailer that Star Trek is teleporting to PlayStation 3 complete with both co-op and 3D for fans!

To quote: Thanks to the storytelling wizardry and storytelling chops of J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot, one of the most beloved sci-fi series in history teeters on the brink of a renaissance among fans and newcomers alike.

With Star Trek for PS3, developer Digital Extremes is crafting a standalone story that takes place between the 2009 film and the upcoming sequel. The hope: to boldly go where no licensed game has gone before.

Star Trek is a cooperative third-person shooter, but that description doesn't do the game much justice. The two controllable characters, Captain Kirk and Spock, both experience the story differently, with branching paths and narratives that will give the game a substantial amount of replay value.





Each character is also equipped with their own individual weapons and skills, each complementing the other in a variety of ways. For instance, Spock's Vulcan mind meld ability allows him to turn foes into allies, forcing oncoming threats...
 

Sony Unveils PSP Price Drops in PlayStation Store for April 17, 2012

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104w ago - Today Andy Stewart of Sony's PlayStation Store Team has unveiled this weeks PSP price drops in the European PSN store, as follows:

We have some more price dropped PSP games for your enjoyment. The prices will vary from title to title, but you'll be sure to find some as little as €7.99/£6.99/AUD $11.95!

With the release of the PlayStation Vita, we're delighted gamers are enjoying our new entry to portable consoles but we also know a lot of die-hard PSP fans still exist.

This price reduction allows you to have even cheaper access to great PSP titles - some of which are even PS Vita compatible (to see which content is compatible, visit the PlayStation Store and you will be able to see in the products description).

Some of the titles included are:

SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3

Was: €39.99/£24.99/AUD $59.95
Now: €7.99/£6.99/AUD $11.95

Jungle Party

Was: €29.99/£24.99/AUD $49.95
Now: €7.99/£6.99/AUD $11.95

White Knight Chronicles Origins

Was: €29.99/£24.99/AUD $49.95
Now: €7.99/£6.99/AUD $11.95

Patapon 3

Was: €26.99/£16.99/AUD $44.95
Now: €7.99/£6.99/AUD $11.95

Echoshift

Was: €19.99/£15.99/AUD $29.95
 

Video: Hands-On: Deadmau5 SoundShapes Stage for PS Vita

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104w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has gone hands-on today with some video footage of the Deadmau5 SoundShapes stage for PS Vita below.

To quote: It's no secret that electronica artist deadmau5 signed on with Toronto-based Queasy Games to collaborate on the upcoming PS Vita musical platformer Sound Shapes.

But last week we finally tasted the succulent fruits of that creative collaboration.

During a media showcase in New York City, Sound Shapes Producer Jason deGroot kindly demonstrated a new set of levels (a "Record" in the game's lingo) that featured audio effects provided by the mousey maestro and pixelicious art courtesy of indie developer Pixel Jam.

You can analyze the results for yourself below - headphones recommended!

It's worth noting that deadmau5's album tracks, such as the pop cut "Ghosts 'n Stuff," won't be appearing in Sound Shapes. And that's by design: the game's interactive soundtrack synthesizes with your platforming progress, making each "performance" a unique arrangement.

But deadmau5's sounds, loops, and rhythms are showcased in a dedicated set of levels. Better yet, his library will be available when it comes time to construct custom...
 

Sony Announces LittleBigPlanet 2 PS3 Update 1.12 Incoming, Details

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105w ago - Sony LBP Community Coordinator Steven Isbell has announced today news of LittleBigPlanet 2 PS3 update 1.12 arriving this week, with details on the new features for PlayStation 3 fan below!

To quote: Update 1.12 for LittleBigPlanet 2 will be out this week, and it will introduce a few nifty features to the game.

Dive-In

The Dive-In feature has now been moved to the top of the Community menu, and has been vastly rewired and improved to help players easily find some new Sackfolk to play with during their adventures!

Boo-Be-Gone

To help encourage creativity, we have removed the Boos from the Level Rating System. You can still Yay a level to say that you really liked it, but we found that the Boo ratings were disheartening at best, and could be used to cause grief amongst the community.

If you happen to find something you don't like because it's rude or mean or just plain offensive, then hit the Select Button and use the Good Grief System to report it to our moderation team.

Comments & Reviews

If you have just played a level and wish to provide the creator with some helpful feedback, then you can still use the level's comments section or perhaps leave a nice and informative review for the entire community...
 







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